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----- Forwarded message from Maciek Borowka <maciek@...> -----
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo as a Production Server
To: Vano Dolukhanian <vano@...>
This subject was already discussed several times on both gentoo-dev and
gentoo-users. A lot of ideas were proposed and discussed. Just search the
archives for "Stable gentoo", "gentoo server" and so on...
As far as I remember (and this is what I would advice too) the most important
thing using a gentoo server is to *never* emerge --update --world... This (very
powerful, indeed) tool is simply not made for a server environement.
Anyway, why would you want to update world? If you have a server without any
security holes (ok, without any evident security holes ;+) you don't need to
update... If you take a look, there is still a pretty good quantity of Redhat6.2
servers on the internet - they work and no one is really ready to upgrade them...
Just my 0.02 euro...
Quoting Vano Dolukhanian <vano@...>:
> Hi all,
> I am using Gentoo as a samba, mail and intranet web server at a site.
> It is what usually is termed a "production server". Lately several
> incidents have occured to me while upgrading (OpenSSH and a few other
> stuff like Apache) using emerge -up system/world.
> All in all, I love Gentoo and am moving everything in my hands to this
> distro, but I would love to regain my trust in emerge -up when dealing
> with sensitive enviornments.
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